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Len Steiner is a principal in Steiner Consulting Group, an international economic consulting firm that works with retailers, food service operators, meat processors and other organizations that have a need to optimize their market performance in the food business. Steiner has been in top management positions; his education background includes training as a meat cutter, a bachelor degree in mechanical and industrial engineering and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

The landmark Food Safety Modernization Act, signed earlier this month by President Obama, certainly provides a long overdue increase in food safety authority to the Food and Drug Administration. But is it enough authority – or even too much?  Is there a risk that consumers will be lulled by the Act into a false sense …